Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Home Again, Home Again

home again

home again
works cited: hand-me-down shirt from my sister; UO cardigan and flats; thrifted jacket; bag from etsy; scarf from lost & found; loft cords; blogger staple mac ruby woo lipstick; pictures by my sister :)

I'm back in Berkeley to see my family for the holidays and as usual, this involves rummaging through my sister's and my own leftover clothes in our closets. This morning's treasure was this top, which Rachel conceded could be mine. Given how few stripes I have in my closet, I couldn't very well say no, right? The pattern mixing of scarf and stripes looked great in the mirror, but I'm not sure how well it holds up in photos. One of the funny things about seeing your outfit photographed is you start to realize there's a bizarre gap between things you think look great in person and things that photograph really well. Sometimes an outfit is both, but I think today's leans toward the better-in-person.
P.S. Sorry for the instagram photo, but the best part of the top is the awesome buttons on the shoulders and I couldn't very well let you miss it:



P.P.S. Are you on instagram? Only recently have I gotten obsessed and can see why other people love it so much. My username is whatwouldanerdwear, if you want to find me there.

40 comments:

Law Mama said...

Such a perfect winter in the bay area outfit. :) Welcome home!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

yay, thanks, liz! it's so nice to be back. i swear the sun is just warmer out here :)

Teodora said...

Oooh, loving the red lipstick!

Have fun with the familia:)

Teodora
Teodoraslookbook.com

Brittany said...

i'm really into button details lately, so i love that shirt! i think instragram photos are so fun but i don't have an iphone so i just have to admire everyone else's. i also bought that lipstick but i've been to chicken to try it. maybe it'll make an appearance over the holidays.

Liz (26 and Counting) said...

Love the Ruby Woo lipstick! Hope you have a great time at home with the fam!

Girlie Blogger said...

Lucky you. Sisters are great to share clothes with.

Berkeley is so beautiful. And I bet the weather's not bad either.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com

girl in the poodle shoes said...

So, I check your blog frequently and JUST realized it's "what a nerd would wear" NOT "what would a nerd wear"… like I've been saying in my head. Oops! haha. Cute top! Gotta love hand-me-downs
Girl in the Poodle Shoes

girl in the poodle shoes said...

I meant the opposite of what I said..

Irene Wibowo said...

great post.. :) yes, is really great to share clothes with our sisters.. :) irene wibowo

Chris @ Granola2Glam said...

I didn't know you were from Berkeley :) How cool! I live in Berk too! Have a great Christmas!

Anonymous said...

sydney mentioned you!!!!
http://www.washingtonian.com/blogarticles/shopping/shoparound/21984.html

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

anon--i know, i saw!! i was so excited!

Suzanne said...

You look so pretty in the Instagram picture!

Tori said...

Super cute! I love stripes!!

http://www.mythriftychic.com/

wildchild said...

do not even excuse yourself for the instagram pic; your freckles are gorgeous and we don't usually get to see those! i hope you have a wonderful time with your family :)

Eurasian said...

Military jacket + stripes -->love!

Unpretentious Teacher said...

You instagram beautifully. :)

Kultur und Stil said...

Oh that's great you are already home! I'm going home on the 24th, as I have to work till the 23rd ... have fun with your family!

Ade said...

i actually love the instagram photo-- it highlights the pretty red lip!

Sarah said...

I am not a fashion blogger but wish i was sometimes for that very reason of never knowing what would look good photographed! whenever i go to a party or event where I know there will be pictures, i am always disappointed with how i look. le sigh.

Meg said...

LOVE those buttons on your shoulders! You're right - they really do make the top.

steffy said...

Cute top, what a great snag. And you got that scarf in the lost and found? Wow.

Terri said...

Welcome home! That top is adorable! Unfortunately, I only kept crappy clothes at my parents' house.
http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

chillairandperfume said...

Hope you have a great trip home. I absolutely love your scarf!

www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Jill McFee said...

CUTE! I know exactly what you mean about the gap between great outfits and great photographs... Seems like they should always be the same, doesn't it? And I love hand-me-downs!

peace&love, Jill
Help! How do I wear this?

jentine said...

I need a sister... if only so I could borrow/steal her stuff.
And I know what you mean about pictures vs. real life... 'what is this? I thought I was perfectly adorable today?'...

Greta Rainbow said...

How could this outfit get any better in person? It looks fantastic!!

http://rainbowsinlondon.blogspot.com/

Emma said...

That top is such a great find! Love it. And I think the scarf looks great with it! Also loving the lipstick :)

dasmaedchenmitdenlocken said...

I love your blog. That's why I introduce it on my blog Advent calendar today. Take a look: http://dasmaedchenmitdenlocken.blogspot.com/2011/12/2112-what-would-nerd-wear.html

I hope you like it!

Catherine said...

Oh, I always wanted a sister! Love the red lipstick and the scarf. And thanks for showing us the buttons. Those are such a great detail.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

@chris--holla, berkeley friend! it's so nice to be back! are you from here originally?

Anne said...

Nice scarf! Could it possibly look even better in real life? I don't think so ;)

kelsey williams said...

love the new top! and the lips :)

Annie said...

Such a cute top! And love your red lips. Going home is the BEST.

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

blue roses said...

i miss stealing clothes from my older sister! we aren't really the same size anymore....

and totally agree with the disconnect between reality and film; it can be frustrating, when i know i have constructed a look that is beautiful, and i feel good, then i see pictures of it, and it is just not there. sigh.

http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

Sincerely Sammie said...

Instagram is highly addictive! The photo you took is adorable and I echo Annie's feelings about your top - it's adorable.

http://sincerelysammie.com/

Sara S ♥ said...

I love this outfit! It looks so cozy!!

I gave you a Top 10 Blog Award on my blog because I've been following you forever and love your blog!

sarastrauss.blogspot.com

Christine-Chioma said...

I added you on intstagram. And I looooove the buttons on that shirt!

Shannon said...

That little striped top is so cute! I wish I had a sister so I could rummage through her closet. :) Happy holidays!

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

Trudy Florence said...

This is one of my favourite outfits on you! I love the red lips with the blue flats and I think the stripes go really well with the scarf. Sorry for the late comment but this is too cute an outfit to not comment!

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